Category: Music

iPad Apps for the Jazz Player – Update

It’s been over two years since I wrote my original post on iPad apps that I have found useful as a jazz player, so I thought I would update my experiences. In addition to iReal b and iGigbook, I have

iPad Apps for the Jazz Player

After saving up my shekels for several months, I recently acquired an iPad 2. Aside from all the usual things you can use it for – the ones you see in the iPad commercials – the iPad is a great

Ligature for Wanne mouthpieces

I love my Theo Wanne mouthpiece. It’s absolutely the best tenor piece I have ever played. The inside geometry of the mouthpiece with the subtle baffling and big chamber combined with a very precise and well researched facing curve make

Reeds

I don’t think woodwind players ever get tired of discussing this subject, because the search for the perfect reed is so elusive. I don’t like synthetic reeds. I just don’t think you can get the same sound from a synthetic.

Mouthpieces

When it comes to mouthpieces, my favorite at the moment is a Theo Wanne Amma. It’s like the best Link you ever played with just a little more brightness. I love the sound and volume control I can get with

My Horns

Saxophone players never get tired of talking about their horns. I have two tenors: a Mark VI and a Borgani Jubilee model. My main tenor is a Mark VI. The serial number puts the year of manufacture at 1974, very near the

Living the Dream

I grew up in a musical family. My mother was a music educator and church organist. My father had been a drummer in his youth and gave me an appreciation for jazz. When I was in high school and college,